Dreiser bibliography, 1993

 

Adams, Ray M. “Theodore Dreiser, Darwinism, and Literary Naturalism.” Master’s thesis, Southern Illinois U Carbondale, 1993. iii + 118 pp.

Banta, Martha. Taylored Lives: Narrative Productions in the Age of Taylor, Veblen, and Ford. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993. 185-188, 295-308 passim. Examines literary texts in the context of contemporaneous theories of management. Discusses Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy “as being about a young man who is unable to apply the principles of the American System to others with the adroitness to which they are applied to him.”
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Bell, Michael Davitt. “Fine Styles of Sympathy: Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” The Problem of American Realism: Studies in the Cultural History of a Literary Idea. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993. 149-65. A cultural history of the concepts of “realism” and “naturalism” in American literature. Offers case studies of Howells, Twain, and James; Norris, Crane, and Dreiser; and Sarah Orne Jewett.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Bellman, S. I. Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Jennie Gerhardt (A92.2). Choice, March 1993: 1463.

Ben Arfi, Khmais. “Les ambigüités du naturalisme américain et l’évolution vers l’expression subjective de la réalité” [Ambiguities of American Naturalism and Progress Toward the Subjective Expression of Reality]. Ph.D. dissertation (Thèse Doctorat: Lett), Université d’Aix-Marseille I. 1993, 572 pp.. Discusses Frank Norris, Dreiser, and Sherwood Anderson. 

Bender, Madge Helene. “The Rhetoric of Birth Control: ‘The Love Rights of Women’ in the Early Twentieth Century Novels of Henry James and Theodore Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane U, 1993. DAI 54 (1993): 1360A. 292 pp. iv, 286 pp.

Burns, Sarah. “The Price of Beauty: Art, Commerce, and the Late Nineteenth-Century American Studio Interior.” American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature. Ed. David C. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 1993. 209-38

Celard, Caroline. “Theodore Dreiser, A Harp in the Wind Variations on Naturalism.” Master’s thesis (Maîtrise), Université de Rouen, France, 1993. 94 pp.

Coltrane, Robert Morton, Jr. “Dreiser’s Twelve Men: A Biographical and Textual Analysis.” Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State U, 1992. 313 pp. DAI 53 (1993):2369A. 302 pp.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Conway, J. North. “Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945): Sister Carrie, 1900.” American Literacy: Fifty Books That Define Our Culture and Ourselves. New York: Morrow, 1993. 183-88.

Crunden, Robert M. American Salons: Encounters with European Modernism, 1885-1917. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. 113-18, 190-92. Provides an account of the American encounter with European Modernism up to the U.S.’s entry into World War I and of salons in Chicago, Paris, and New York where American artists and intellectuals gathered, including Dreiser.

Davies, Julian C. H. ” ‘Blown to bits’: Theodore Dreiser and Spencerian scepticism, 1892-1901.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of York, England, 1993. 266 pp. DAI 56 (1995): 568C.

Den Tandt, Christophe. “The Urban Sublime in American Literary Naturalism.” Ph.D. dissertation, Yale U, 1993. 553 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 2577A. Discusses Sister Carrie, The “Genius,” and the Cowperwood Trilogy. See also Den Tandt, Christophe. The Urban Sublime in American Literary Naturalism. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1998.

Doctorow, E. L. “Theodore Dreiser: Book One and Book Two.” Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution: Selected Essays, 1977-1992. New York: Random House, 1993. 21-38. Combines 1982.11 and 1983.9.

Dunleavy, Linda Ellen. “Women’s Place, Women’s Voice: Counter-Narrative in the Fiction of Melville, Dreiser and Faulkner.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York, Buffalo, 1993. 199 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 3434A-35A. Analyzes Melville’s Pierre, Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, and Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Epstein, Daniel Mark. “Freeing ‘Jennie’ of Censor’s Hand: Dreiser’s Heroine Is Redressed.” Washington Times 10 Jan. 1993: B7. Review of Pennsylvania edition of Jennie Gerhardt.

Epstein, Joseph. “A Great Good Girl: Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt.” The New Criterion 11.10 (June 1993): 14-20.

Filler, Louis. “Theodore Dreiser and the Anti-Progressive Drive.” Biography 16.3 (1993): 249-57. An essay which reevaluates Dreiser’s social attitudes and examines the accuracy of stereotypical views of Dreiser (propagated sometimes by himself) as a trailblazer, foe of censorship and convention, crusader for sexual liberation and other progressive causes. Examines legends, falsehoods, and distortions propagated about the publication of Sister Carrie and other milestones in Dreiser’s career as a writer and public intellectual.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Fleming, Robert E. Review of Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide, by Donald Pizer, Richard W. Dowell, and Frederic E. Rusch. American Literary Realism 25.3 (1993): 88-89.

Foley, Barbara. “The Politics of Poetics: Ideology and Narrative Form in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Native Son.” Reprinted: Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and K. A. Appiah. Amistad Literary Series. New York: Amistad. 1993. 188-99.

Fowler, Mina. “Personal and Media Influences in Theodore Dreiser’s Work.” Master’s thesis, California State U, Dominguez Hills, 1993. ii + 34 pp.

Funk, Robert. “Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Explicator 51.4 (1993): 232-34.

Gerber, Philip L. “Theodore Dreiser: Changing Trains in Chicago.” Exploring the Midwestern Literary Imagination: Essays in Honor of David D. Anderson. Ed. Marcia Noe. Troy, NY: Whitston, 1993. 70-85.

Gleason, William Albert. “Playing for Keeps: Recreation and Re-Creation in American Literature, 1840-1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Los Angeles, 1993. 496 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 3029A. Published as The Leisure Ethic: Work and Play in American Literature, 1840-1940. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1999.

Goodrich, Norma Lorre. Heroines: Demigoddess, Prima Donna, Movie Star. New York: Harper, 1993. 127-28, 247-48. Briefly discusses Sister Carrie as representing one of male authors’ various views on fallen women in literature. Comments on the origins of Drouet’s name in Sister Carrie and on Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights as a prototype for Hurstwood.

Griffin, Joseph. Review of Fulfilment and Other Tales of Women and Men (A92.1). Studies in Short Fiction 30.3 (1993): 412-13.

Harris, Susan K. “Vicious Binaries: Gender and Authorial Paranoia in Dreiser’s ‘Second Choice,’ Howell’s ‘Editha,’ and Hemingway’s ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.’” College Literature 20.2 (1993): 70-82.

Hunsberger, Laurel Roger. “Performance in a Dramatized Culture: American Urban Fiction (1900-1941).” Ph.D. dissertation, U of East Anglia, England, 1993. Traces the shift during the first four decades of the twentieth century from an objective to a subjective orientation of the self in American urban fiction. Evaluates Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and The Financier, Wharton’s The House of Mirth, Lewis’s Babbitt, and Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer.

Kazin, Alfred. “Dos educaciones: Edith Wharton y Theodore Dreiser.” In Kazin, Alfed. En tierra nativa: Interpretación de medio siglo de literatura norteamericana. Mexico: FCE, 1993. 85-101. (Translation of a chapter from Kazin’s On Native Grounds.)

Kern, Alexander. Review of Newspaper Days, by Theodore Dreiser, edited by T. D. Nostwich. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 117.1-2 (1993): 125-26.

Leach, William R. Land of Desire: Merchant’s Power and the Rise of a New American Culture. New York: Pantheon, 1993.

Lin, Wenchi. “The Performance of Identity in Sister Carrie, A Passage to India, The Lover, and A City of Sadness.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York, Stony Brook, 1993. vii + 208 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 4083A.

Lingeman, Richard. “A Few Changes, Mr. Dreiser.” Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Jennie Gerhardt (1992). New York Times Book Review 7 Nov. 1993: 33-34.

Lingeman, Richard. “The Titan.” American Heritage 44.1 (1993): 72-80.

Lingeman, Richard. Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey. New York: J. Wiley and Sons, 1993. An Abridged one-volume edition.

Lofquist, Paul Brian. “Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: A Critical Study.” Master’s thesis, Wayne State College, 1993. 81 pp.

Loving, Jerome. “Dreiser’s Novel About a Nun.” Lost in the Customhouse: Authorship in the American Renaissance. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993. 195-210. Examines Dreiser’s realistic and successful portrayal of Sister Carrie both in the context of Dreiser’s own experiences (female models in his own life and family) and as a breakthrough in portraying realistically a liberated middle class, working woman, the New American Woman “who breaks out of the domestic cycle and survives in the world of men and money.”
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Lydon, Michael. “Justice to Theodore Dreiser.” Atlantic Monthly 272 (August 1993): 98-101.

Mencken, H. L. My Life As Author and Editor. Ed. Jonathan Yardley. New York: Knopf, 1993. 124-69, 174-75, 217-25, 388-94 passim

Metzger, Robert Alan. “The Sinister Sublime: A Study of the Success Myth and the Grotesque in American Fiction, 1899-1985.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Los Angeles, 1993. 521 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 3033A. Focuses on seven twentieth-century American novels including Dreiser’s An American Tragedy to explore the way the pursuit of “success” often leads to the “grotesque” in such works.

Mouri, Irtaru. Doraisa Genkyu [The study of Dreiser]. Ousaka, Japan: Osaka Kyoiku, 1993. 468 pp ライサー ケンキュウ ドライサー研究 / 毛利至著 Publisher 大阪 : 大阪教育図書 Year 1993.7 Physical description xi,468p ; Authors 毛利, 至 <モウリ, イタル> 

Nicolaysen, Leonora. “Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: A Century of Censorship.” Master’s thesis, Eastern Washington U, 1993. v + 112 pp.

Pitoniak, Thomas Francis, Jr. “Conscience in the Novels of Theodore Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia U, 1993. 305 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 2581 A. Analyzes Sister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt, An American Tragedy, and The Bulwark.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Pizer, Donald. “American Literary Naturalism and the Humanistic Tradition.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 36-53.

Pizer, Donald. “American Literary Naturalism: The Example of Dreiser.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 54-68. Reprints essay first published in American Fiction: Historical and Critical Essays, ed. James Nagel (Northeastern UP, 1977).

Pizer, Donald. “American Naturalism in Its ‘Perfected’ State: The Age of Innocence and An American Tragedy.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 153-66. Reprints essay first published in The Age of Innocence and An American Tragedy.” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays, edited by Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmi (New York: Garland, 1992).

Pizer, Donald. “Dreiser and the Naturalistic Drama of Consciousness.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 69-84. Reprints essay first published in Journal of Narrative Technique 21.2 (1991).

Pizer, Donald. “Frank Norris’ Definition of Naturalism.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 120-23. Reprints portions of essay published in Realism and Naturalism in American Literature, Rev. Ed. (Southern Illinois UP, 1984).

Pizer, Donald. “Nineteenth-Century American Naturalism: An Approach through Form.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.40, pp. 102-9. Reprints essay first published in Forum (Houston; 1976) and portions of Pizer’s essay “Late Nineteenth Century American Naturalism” in Realism and Naturalism in Nineteenth Century American Literature (Southern Illinois UP, 1984).

Pizer, Donald. “Nineteenth-Century American Naturalism: An Essay in Definition.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 85-101. Reprints article published as “Nineteenth-Century American Naturalism: An Essay in Definition” (Bucknell Review, vol. 13, 1965) and as “Late Nineteenth-Century American Naturalism” in Realism and Naturalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1966; revised edition 1984).

Pizer, Donald. “Self-Censorship and the Editing of Late Nineteenth-Century Naturalistic Texts.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 133-52. Reprints article published in Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation, edited by Jerome J. McGann (U of Chicago P, 1985).

Pizer, Donald. “Stephen Crane’s Maggie and American Naturalism.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 124-32. Reprint of a portion of article by Pizer entitled “Late Nineteenth-Century American Naturalism” published in Realism and Naturalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Rev. ed. (Southern Illinois UP, 1984).

Pizer, Donald. “The Problem of Philosophy in the Naturalistic Novel.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 110-19. Reprint of article first published in Bucknell review (spring 1970).

Pizer, Donald. “The Study of American Realism.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 1-10.

Pizer, Donald. “The Three Phases of American Literary Naturalism.” The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993, pp. 13-35. Reprint of Twentieth-Century American Literary Naturalism: An Interpretation. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1982. ix-xii, 3-10, 13-16, 85-89, 150-52.

Pizer, Donald. The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993. Contains 12 articles by Pizer cited individually here.

Prozorov, Vladimir. Mechta i tragedia: po stranitsam amerikanskoi klassiki XIX-XX vekov. [Dream and tragedy: the American classics of the 19th and 20th centuries]. Petrozavodsk, Russia: Karelskii ped. institut, 1993. Прозоров, Владимир. Мечта и трагедия: по страницам американской классики XIX-XX веков. Петрозаводск, Россия: Карельский пед. институт, 1993. 

Regnery, Henry. “Theodore Dreiser: A Great Writer in Spite of Himself.” Creative Chicago: From the Chap-Book to the University. Evanston: Chicago Historical Bookworks, 1993. 139-63.

Reising, Russell J. “Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination, and the Emergence of the Cultural Discourse of Anti-Stalinism.” Boundary 2 20 (1993): 94-124.

Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, edited by Donald Pizer. Journal of American Studies 1993 27(3): 426-428. 

Review of Newspaper Days, by Theodore Dreiser; edited by T. D. Nostwich. Indiana Magazine of History 89 (1993): 62-63. 

Rolfe, Edwin. “Essay on Dreiser (1871-1945)” [poem]. Collected Poems. Ed. Cary Nelson and Jefferson Hendricks. American Poetry Recovery Series. Urbana,IL: U of Illinois P, 1993. 157-59. An elegy for Dreiser written in Beverly Hills, California the day after Dreiser’s death. Reprinted in Rolfe, Edwin. Trees Became Torches: Selected Poems. Ed. Cary Nelson and Jefferson Hendricks. American Poetry Recovery Series. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1995.

Rose, Linda “Before the Loathsome Crowd: Women on Stage in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature.” PhD. dissertation, Purdue U, 1993. 250 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 3439A. Discusses Sister Carrie. 

Rumely, John, “Municipal Bond Morality Tale from 1912: It Really Does Depend on Who You Know.” Bond Buyer 30 Aug. 1993: 25.

Shawcross, Nancy M. “Theodore Dreiser Papers, University of Pennsylvania.” Dreiser Studies 24.1-2 (1993): 3-163.

Strychacz, Thomas. “Dreiser’s Suit Against Paramount: Authorship, Professionalism, and the Hollywood Film Industry.” Prospects 18 (1993): 187-203.

Strychacz, Thomas. “The Plots of Murder: Un/Original Stories in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Modernism, Mass Culture, and Professionalism. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture 65. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993. 84-116.

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” American Cultural Leaders. From Colonial Times To The Present. By Justin Harmon et al. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1993. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Ed. Ian Ousby. London: Hamlyn Publishing Group, Cambridge [England]; New York : Cambridge UP, 1993 

Wershoven, Carol. Child Brides and Intruders. Women’s Studies Series. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State U Popular P, 1993. 60-77, 151-58. A study of heroines in literature. Works discussed include Sister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt, and An American Tragedy.

Whited, Lana Ann. “Naturalism, the New Journalism, and the Tradition of the Modern American Fact-Based Homicide Novel.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of North Carolina, 1993. 357 pp. DAI 54 (1994): 3753A.

Zanine, Louis J. Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser. Philadelphia, U of Pennsylvania P, 1993.

 

 

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